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Walnut Creek in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot

1700 N. Main St.

 

— 1939 —

 
Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
1. Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot Marker
Inscription.  Diagonally across the street stood Lommel's Creamery, opened in 1939 and a local favorite for 35 years. After Greyhound began commuter bus service to San Francisco, Lommel saw his chance and convinced the company to use his Creamery as the bus stop.
 
Erected by Walnut Creek Historical Society. (Marker Number 168.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the California - Walnut Creek Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 37° 54.091′ N, 122° 3.727′ W. Marker is in Walnut Creek, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of Civic Drive and North Main Street, on the right when traveling east on Civic Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1501 Civic Drive, Potter Valley CA 95469, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Library (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall 1981 (within shouting distance of this marker); El Rey Theatre
Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot Marker (detail) image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer
2. Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot Marker (detail)
(within shouting distance of this marker); Civic Art Theatre ("Nuthouse") (within shouting distance of this marker); City Hall 1951 & American Red Cross Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Reinharts's Building & Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); War Veterans of Walnut Creek Viet Nam Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Hagstrom's Market (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Walnut Creek.
 
More about this marker. The site referred to by this marker is diagonally across the streets. This marker is a part of the Walnut Creek Heritage Walk.
 
Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 6, 2016
3. Lommel's Creamery & Greyhound Bus Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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